I’ve been reviewing iPhone apps steadily for the last year, everything from blogging and writing apps to games that make me realize just how many developers must smoke crack. I must love them, because even while I’m drowning in apps, I’m designing one of my own.
I believe that apps are like any other product – you get what you pay for. I’ve tried at least five free (and popular) flight apps, for example, and if they crashed repeatedly or had bug issues, they didn’t make the list. But every once in awhile I stumble across an app so kick ass I can’t believe it’s free. If you’re a traveler, writer, or just an iPhone junkie with an addiction to free downloads, check out my 25 favorite free apps.